Good morning to you. The morning rush has come and gone, tummies full, lunches packed, out the door, off to school and work, chores done, and the sun is shining through the clouds, a gentle reminder of love, hope, and happiness.
Mother's Day, one of my most favorite occasions to celebrate is quickly coming and today's card was created with that theme in mind using some new favorite finds. First, the Sizzix Sizzlits Pleated Ruffle die, used here near the bottom of my card. Before pleating, I attached a strip of vintage trim over my die cut, and pleated the paper and trim together to add an extra layer and some dimension, and then just ran them through my sewing machine to secure those pleats in place...such a fun die.
I have sure been enjoying texture lately, and Sizzix has so many beautiful embossing folders to make your projects dimensional and touchable. I've used the Polka Dots and Starflowers Embossing Folder on my card here.
And, sweet rosettes...can't get enough of using these and layering trims and other such things on top. The Sizzix Sizzlits Mini Paper Rosette die is well loved and used here :). I added a Prima flower and vintage trim over my rosette on this card, but they are so cute, you don't need to do a thing to them. My sentiment and stamped flowers on this card come from Papertrey Ink's Garden Grace stamp set and the paper and chipboard are all from Prima's Delight collection.
I have a tutorial up on the Sizzix blog today using another favorite product, the Sizzix Scoreboard Mini Album Die. These little mini albums are so easy to put together and add your own personality to. I can see my little girl going crazy over decorating albums for herself and friends. I used the new Melissa Frances The Sweet Life collection on the front of my album, and other fun Sizzix products.
For more information and a tutorial, visit the Sizzix blog.
My favorite quote of the day from one of my most favorite women.
Gotta run, the spring rain is calling me outside this morning.
Enjoy your day!